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August 2023 Arts and Culture events


August 2023

3rd Annual Greenwood Film Festival

August 2-6, 2023

Join the Tulsa film community for five days of inspirational stories, panels and events during the Greenwood Film Festival. Greenwood Film Festival will showcase the pioneers of today by unearthing lessons from the past. The festival will not only commemorate the tragic events of 1921, but continue to build a strong and vibrant arts, culture and film community in the Greenwood District. Connect with local filmmakers and the community with screenings, panels, workshops and other events throughout this culturally rich festival.

Location:

OSU-Tulsa

700 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK

For more information, contact:


(323)-736-2470
eat0@eau0eav0eaw0

www.greenwoodfilmfestival.com


First Friday Art Crawl

August 4, 2023 | 6 - 9 p.m.

Since 2007, the Tulsa Arts District has presented the community with rotating art displays as part of the monthly First Friday Art Crawl events. Every first Friday of the month, visitors can explore artwork inside galleries, studios and museums and catch a few live music performances or even an exciting fireworks display. As an added bonus, art crawlers can take advantage of free museum and gallery admission while shopping later than normal business hours would allow. Hit the district early for dinner, or stay a little later for a craft cocktail best enjoyed on an outdoor patio. Various locations in Tulsa Arts District

Location:

Tulsa Arts District

Tulsa, OK

For more information, contact:


(918)-527-8170

www.thetulsaartsdistrict.org/first-friday-art-crawl/


Tulsa Water Lantern Festival

August 5, 2023 | 6 - 10 p.m.

Tulsa, OK Water Lantern Festival is coming up on Aug 5, 2023! Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA Water Lantern Festival TODAY two years in a row! The Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water. As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, the Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with the launch of the lanterns onto the water as we Light The Water together. Watch your unique lantern drift out into the water as it joins other lanterns carrying hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, and connection. It's a night that you'll never forget. Tickets are selling fast! Use coupon code "LETSGO" for a 5$ discount at checkout! Visit www.WaterLanternFestival.com for more details.

Location:

Events Park

21101 E 101st St
Broken Arrow, OK 74014

For more information, contact:

Support
eat1@eau1eav1eaw1

www.waterlanternfestival.com/


Meditation at the Museum with AT EASE Meditation

August 5, 2023 | 10 a.m.

Head into the weekend restored with a sonic sound meditation led by AT EASE Meditation. Accompanied by the soothing harmonies of crystal singing bowls, Koshi chimes, and a symphonic gong, this guided meditation welcomes participants of all experience levels. Blankets will be provided, however feel free to bring your own mat or meditation cushion.

Location:

Philbrook Museum of Art

2727 S. Rockford Road
Tulsa, OK

For more information, contact:


(918)-748-5300


Art Crawl on 66

August 11, 2023 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Experience art up close during the Art Crawl on 66 in Tulsa as artists bring imagination to life at local businesses. On the second Friday of the month from April to December, musicians, performers and visual artists will inspire patrons as they browse businesses and vendor booths. Kick the weekend off with a tour of historic places along The Mother Road, enjoying local restaurants and taking in the sights and sounds of Tulsa’s art scene.

Location:

Various Locations

Tulsa, OK

For more information, contact:


(918)-445-4457

www.route66mainstreet.com/events/


Woodcarving & Folk Arts Festival

August 11-12, 2023 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Witness seasoned craftsmen transform wood, ceramics and other materials into works of art at the annual Woodcarving & Folk Arts Festival in Broken Arrow. For over 30 years, this event has celebrated the art of folk crafts and traditional carving practices, featuring woodcarvers, woodturners, woodworkers, wood burners, scroll sawyers and more from across multiple states. Other art forms represented include stained glass, mosaics, letterpress printing and much more. Artists of all levels can partake in seminars for beginners ages 13 and over each afternoon, or attend demonstrations and displays of various wood art forms. Judging for numerous categories begins Friday, and wood and tool vendors will also be present throughout the event. Explore the possibilities of wood and other folk arts with acclaimed exhibitors at this two-day event.

Location:

Broken Arrow Community Center

1500 S Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK

For more information, contact:


(918)-743-0403


Meditation at the Museum with AT EASE Meditation

August 12, 2023

Head into the weekend restored with a sonic sound meditation led by AT EASE Meditation. Accompanied by the soothing harmonies of crystal singing bowls, Koshi chimes, and a symphonic gong, this guided meditation welcomes participants of all experience levels. Blankets will be provided, however feel free to bring your own mat or meditation cushion.

Location:

Philbrook Museum of Art

2727 S. Rockford Avenue
Tulsa, OK

For more information, contact:


(918)-748-5300


Illuminate Arts Festival: Tracing Our Roots

August 12, 2023 | 5 p.m.

Arthouse Tulsa and Tulsa Global District’s second art festival! Featuring live murals, vendors, activities, performances and more.

Location:

1801 S. Garnett Road
Tulsa, OK

For more information, contact:

www.arthousetulsa.com


Pryor Patchers Quilt Guild’s Comforts of Home Quilt Show

August 18-19, 2023 | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Head to the Pryor Patchers Quilt Show this August for all your quilting needs. Whether you’d like to enter into one of the show’s competitions, get ideas for your next project or shop around, the quilt show will have everything you need. More than 150 handcrafted quilts will be on display and vendors will be on site with a wide variety of fabrics, patterns, notions and other quilting items. The store will sell quilts and other handmade goods. A queen-size quilt will be raffled off, and homemade food will be available at the concessions area.

Location:

Mayes County Event Center

Pryor, OK

For more information, contact:


(918)-864-0247

www.pryorpatchers.org/2023-quilt-show/


The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder

August 18-19, 2023 | 7:30 - 10 p.m. August 20, 2023 | 2 - 4:30 p.m. August 25-26, 2023 | 7:30 - 10 p.m. August 27, 2023 | 2 - 4:30 p.m.

The Matchmaker By Thornton Wilder Tickets on sale Now! Call our Box Office 918-258-0077 to purchase tickets or Buy Online www.bacptheatre.com Adults $22, Child/Student/Senior/Military $20 *Groups of 10+ Save $2 per Ticket!* The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is excited to present The Matchmaker for two weekends in August! Performances are August 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2023 at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinees on August 20 & 25, 2023 at 2:00 PM at the Playhouse located at 1800 S. Main Street in Broken Arrow. This production is fun for all ages. The Matchmaker is Wilder’s uproarious farce about love and money. It stars the irrepressible busybody, Dolly Gallagher Levi, who inspired the Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly! Horace Vandergelder, a wealthy, irascible, penny-pinching merchant in nineteenth-century Yonkers, NY, has a plan. He has been a widower for long enough. Now he wants to find a wife. He recruits the help of local matchmaker, Mrs. Dolly Levi, but she has plans of her own. Meanwhile, Vandergelder’s niece Ermengarde desperately wants to marry her artist lover, but Vandergelder refuses to allow it. Furthermore, his clerks have run off to New York City on a mission ‘to kiss a girl’! There they find Irene Molloy and Minnie Fay, who are looking for excitement of their own. Hilarity ensues as everyone tries to secure their love lives and marry as they choose. The BACP welcomes Director Frank Gallagher. Frank has long been involved in theatre, starting in his early years at the University of Texas in Dallas, to the many years spent here in the Tulsa area. Frank served as an Assistant Professor and Technical Director for Oral Roberts University and several years on staff for both Heller and Clark Theatres in Tulsa. Locally he has designed and directed for Theatre Tulsa, Broken Arrow Schools, Theatre North and American Theatre Co. He has selected and excellent cast sure to bring his vision of The Matchmaker to life, the cast includes; Chester Beebe, Jackson McCormick, Jordan Valenzuela, Nancy Blass, Jeremy Garrett, Isabella Doering, Spencer Loeffler, Kathleen Hop e, George Panagopoulos, Alyssa Burrow, Samara Cain, Robert Stinson, Lori Giles and Ruth Seefeldt. More information for this production can be obtained by calling the BACP at 918-258-0077. The BACP is located in The Main Place at 1800 S. Main in downtown Broken Arrow. The Matchmaker is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.www.concordtheatricals.com. This production is made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is a member of the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association and the American

Location:

Broken Arrow Community Playhouse

1800 S. Main St.
Broken Arrow, OK 74012

For more information, contact:

Sherry Hacker
(918)-258-0077
eat2@eau2eav2eaw2

www.bacptheatre.com


Tulsa County Fair Junior Livestock Show

August 24-25, 2023

Support the kids as they show off their livestock skills during the Tulsa County Fair Junior Livestock Show. Youth will display the livestock animals they’ve bred, from swine and heifers to steer and dairy cattle. Come see the junior livestock competitors as they demonstrate their animal care and training prowess. Family-friendly activities will also be available, such as a bouncy house, games and ice cream.

Location:

Collinsville Tri-County Fairgrounds

902 W Center Street
Collinsville, OK

For more information, contact:


(918)-746-3722


Salsa Festival

August 26, 2023

Prepare your tastebuds and join the Oklahoma Aquarium for its hottest event of the summer – Salsa Festival. Sample a variety of fresh salsas, from spicy to sweet, and enjoy activities for the entire family. After checking out the diverse marine life at the aquarium and sampling salsas, vote on your favorite salsa in three categories: Mild, Hot and Anything Goes. Salsa Festival will also feature a jalapeño-eating contest, a salsa and queso tasting and more. Salsa contest winners will receive awards, behind-the-scenes tours of the aquarium, and of course, bragging rights.

Location:

Oklahoma Aquarium

300 Aquarium Drive
Jenks, OK

For more information, contact:


(918)-296-3474

www.okaquarium.org/228/Salsa-Tasting-Festival


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